STOWAWAY is a short sci-fi point & click adventure about a lone survivor, a dead crew, and a nasty alien. Voice acting, items & puzzles.

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"Star log 617.7 of the USS Starcross. Pilot Travis Walker recordin'. It appears I am the sole remaining crew member. Some unspeakable - thing - has boarded the ship on our last salvage run. Chief Engineer June Harley and Captain Ben Thomas are dead." 

How to Play

  • Left click to walk around or use something.
  • Right click to look at something.
  • Move mouse to top of screen for inventory.
    • Equip item with left click.
    • Use an equipped item by clicking it on an object or character.
    • Examine item with right click.

NOTE: There is no save/load but the game is short (15-30m) and you can't die.

Credits

Stowaway was created in Unity over two weeks for Adventure Jam 2022 (6th place overall).

(Current version 1.2. See README for details).

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StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(139 total ratings)
AuthorGeorge Broussard
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withUnity, Aseprite
TagsDark Fantasy, Mystery, Narrative, Pixel Art, Point & Click, Psychological Horror, Retro, Sci-fi, Thriller
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilitySubtitles

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

STOWAWAY_Win_v12.zip 55 MB
STOWAWAY_Mac_v12.zip 54 MB
STOWAWAY_Linux_v12.zip 56 MB

Development log

Comments

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Came straight to this game after playing the third wish.

I love your games! I need more

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Very cool.. I managed to complete on my second or third go.. (with some considerable time in between). Only bit I really got stuck on was attempting to get in through the bottom room -  engineers access from the [bottom of the ship] rather than on the opp side. Appreciated the visual style and fun puzzle solving

well done. (you can get the battery twice)

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It was really fun up until the point I played, but i accidentally clicked  "Quit" in the top right twice ;-;

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How do you unclick an item? My experience is that if I click on a wrong item, I can't stop trying to combine it with anything I click on.

Right click to clear any selected inventory item.

Thanks. That helped.

What an awesome game ! thanks it was fun !

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That was a fun story. Really enjoyed it. I played Third Wish a while back, (need to record a playthrough of that still).. And knew this game probably would be good too. Didn't disappoint at all.

Awesome game! love the eerie atmosphere, graphics and sound effects on point, loved it <3

Cool game. I appreciate the scene sizes, no sense of emptiness, never felt lost. Visual and audio well done. Game progression felt good.

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Ooh pretty!

I played "The Third Wish" some time ago and decided to give this game a shot as well. And boy, am I glad I did. The visuals and the tension-filled atmosphere are beautifully done. The voice acting and background sounds are also very good, as are the puzzles. A fabulous little game.

P.S.: I did get a good laugh out of "Ooh pretty". Nice touch :)

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This was a really cool game, and I especially love these kind of graphics.  It was very compelling for a short game, I felt like I was playing a lost episode of Star Trek where Kirk and the crew go into an alternate reality and have to fight an alien. Would love a full length version of this! I'm really excited to try out The Third Wish.

I'm not sure if you are interesting in having any original music in your upcoming games, but I would really love to be a part of one of your projects! Here is some music from a recent game I worked on if you might be interested in having a listen:
https://soundcloud.com/user-675094618/sets/panda-land-piano-versions?si=ce77e6e6...

Nice game, well done! And now I'm going to have a look at your most recent work!

Nice little gem, I would be happy to play a full-length adventure by you! George, I wrote you a DM on Twitter. Let me know about the Italian translation! 😎πŸ’ͺ🏻

very fun game. Awesome work!

Thanks for playing! Glad you liked it. Feel free to drop a 5-star rating (really helps boost the visibility!)

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God bless you for voicing the text.

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Very good little game! Great voice acting. Enjoyed the scifi references.

i think i bugged it cant do anything after pressy buttony

What button? The red button in the reactor room? Did you repair the reactor with the shielding? If so you should be able to press the button and leave the room. You might need to search around for another item you will need though.

yes i thaat

also i could pick up a 2nd battery is that intended

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Nice little game! Loved all the not so subtle references :). 

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This was great! So inspiring. The style and feel took me back to my youth adventure game. Lucas art already mentioned. Good job!

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It’s great to hear things like this. Thanks for the feedback and I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thinking about making a longer game.

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Short but really hit the nostalgia nerve whisking me back to my youth playing Sierra and LucasArts games.  Super fun, wish it was longer.  Glad I played it!  Thanks!

Thanks for the feedback! Appreciated.

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so cool! the atmosphere reminded me of a podcast wolf 359, that was really great!!

Exactly my thoughts! RIP plant monster

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Fun little game. Thanks!

Thanks for playing it!

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Not bad at all! It's short but has character.

Thanks for playing. The voice acting helped a lot.

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Very nice! :D

Glad you liked it!

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Good work! Keep going

Glad you enjoyed the game!

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Been following you a long time on Twitter. Now I get to click follow on itch. Cool game!

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Finally I played it and it is very cool!
I really like that it goes right to the point, not like those modern games that spend 30 min telling you the story.
I only have one problem with this game... it is too short!

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Short and sweet

Hey I’m glad you played it! ;)

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The artwork, voice acting,sound effects and music choices are fantastic! The puzzles are easy to solve. Even though is was made in a short amount of time, it shows the care you put in every detail. It’s short but fun to play.

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The puzzles were quite difficult but I enjoyed the experience a lot. I hope you make more of these.

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---{ Graphics }---

☐ You forget what reality is

☐ Beautiful

β˜‘ Good

☐ Decent

☐ Bad

☐ Donβ€˜t look too long at it

☐ MS-DOS

---{ Gameplay }---

☐ Very good

β˜‘ Good

☐ It's just gameplay

☐ Mehh

☐ Watch paint dry instead

☐ Just don't

---{ Audio }---

☐ Eargasm

β˜‘ Very good

☐ Good

☐ Not too bad

☐ Bad

☐ I'm now deaf

---{ Audience }---

β˜‘ Kids

β˜‘ Teens

β˜‘ Adults

☐ Grandma

---{ PC Requirements }---

☐ Check if you can run paint

β˜‘ Potato

☐ Decent

☐ Fast

☐ Rich boi

☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{ Difficulty }---

☐ Just press 'W'

β˜‘ Easy

☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master

☐ Significant brain usage

☐ Difficult

☐ Dark Souls

---{ Grind }---

β˜‘ Nothing to grind

☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks

☐ Isn't necessary to progress

☐ Average grind level

☐ Too much grind

☐ You'll need a second life for grinding

---{ Story }---

☐ No Story

☐ Some lore

☐ Average

β˜‘ Good

☐ Lovely

☐ It'll replace your life

---{ Game Time }---

☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee

☐ Short

β˜‘ Average

☐ Long

☐ To infinity and beyond

---{ Price }---

β˜‘ It's free!

☐ Worth the price

☐ If it's on sale

☐ If u have some spare money left

☐ Not recommended

☐ You could also just burn your money

---{ Bugs }---

β˜‘ Never heard of

☐ Minor bugs

☐ Can get annoying

☐ ARK: Survival Evolved

☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

---{ ? / 10 }---

☐ 1

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☐ 10

That was fantastic!!!! Loved it from start to end.

Great game really enjoyable.  I've always enjoyed these point and click retro styled games.  Love the artwork and sound.  Like mentioned below the voice acting was great and the music is sufficiently eerie!   The puzzles were fairly simple and logical which is great, often I find myself stuck in a game like this.  

Wow, this was really good. The voice acting was on point and the story was cool. Keep it up.

Watch video here:

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I was surprised at how good everything looks for a game made in such a short amount of time. Great voice actor too!

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Guess I found a bug (or I'm just stupid)  - if I don't take the "heavy shielding"  from the aux storage with me, I have nothing to patch the breach with on the engineering deck, and since I can't leave the deck before I've fixed the breach, I've successfully fucked up the game. :D

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Interesting. Dang, you’re right. Once you enter engineering you can’t get back out to go get the shielding. I’ll see about an update. Thanks for the heads up.

Great game - I really enjoyed it! There's lot's that I could compliment, but if I pick one thing it would be the beautiful visual design, both in itself and the way it aided the storytelling. If I had to pick something to criticise it would be that there is a crucial action near the end and we don't get to see ourselves performing it, which would have been way more satisfying. Thank you for the really fun experience! :)

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Lots of fun! Keep up the good work.

fun stuff! nice work GB :)

The eerie music and the sprite complemented each other perfectly.
A short and sweet story is always refreshing to play through! Great work!

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